MSN - AP World http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a MSN - AP World Copyright © 2010-2018 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved. http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Sun, 24 Oct 2021 18:05:54 +0000 Biden signs bill bolstering the Crime Victims Fund http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a/03489897bc434557aeb047678c6ed885 President Joe Biden signed a bipartisan bill Thursday to strengthen the Crime Victims Fund, which helps to support victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and other crimes. The bill passed unanimously in the Senate Tuesday, 100-0. (July 22) 03489897bc434557aeb047678c6ed885 Thu, 22 Jul 2021 21:47:42 +0000 SHOTLIST:RESTRICTION SUMMARY:US NETWORK POOLWashington, DC - 22 July 20211. Wide of U.S. President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris walking up to podium in East Room2. SOUNDBITE (English) Joe Biden, U.S. President:"When someone commits a crime it's not enough to bring the predator to justice. We also need to support the victims."++WHITE FLASH++3. SOUNDBITE (English) Joe Biden, U.S. President:"This fund doesn't take a dime of taxpayers money. It uses fines and penalties paid by convicted federal criminals. 4. Cutaway of audience5. SOUNDBITE (English) Joe Biden, U.S. President:"Between 2017 and today, the amount of money in these funds has gone down 92 percent, which is resulting in a 70 percent reduction in victims assistance programs and grants. This means that for a lot of victims, the help they need isn't there any longer." 6. Biden signing bill 7. SOUNDBITE (English) Joe Biden, U.S. President:++COVERED BY PREVIOUS SHOT++"This bill is going to allow us to make sure that all the fines and penalties that are from federal cases go into the victims, the Crime Victims Fund, to rebuild this fund because it's badly needed. That's going to enable us to provide more help and support to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, trafficking and other crimes all across America."8. Biden stands up from signing table, bill sponsors applaudSTORYLINE:Surrounded by a bipartisan group of lawmakers, President Joe Biden signed a bill Thursday to strengthen the Crime Victims Fund, which helps to support victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, child abuse and other crimes.The Senate voted unanimously Tuesday, 100-0, to pass the bill bolstering the fund. "When someone commits a crime it's not enough to bring the predator to justice. We also need to support the victims," Biden said in a White House East Room ceremony.The Crime Victims Fund was established in 1984 to support victim services, specifically by directing funds collected from fines and penalties paid by convicted federal criminals.The fund's balance has been drastically depleted in recent years, resulting in a 70 percent reduction in victims assistance programs.The legislation signed Thursday will for the first time include revenue from deferred- and non-prosecution agreements, which Biden said will rebuild and replenish the money available to victims."That's going to enable us to provide more help and support to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, trafficking and other crimes all across America," Biden said.===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. President Joe Biden signed a bipartisan bill Thursday to strengthen the Crime Victims Fund, which helps to support victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and other crimes. The bill passed unanimously in the Senate Tuesday, 100-0. (July 22) Biden signs bill bolstering the Crime Victims Fund